Tango, the mobile messaging unicorn that reached a billion dollar valuation when Alibaba invested $280 million in it early last year, has laid off around nine percent of its workforce after it shuttered a brief effort at e-commerce. Read More
Buffer, a company known for its radical transparency, has reformed its salary algorithm that it uses to calculate the pay of its staff.
It’s been several years since Buffer first published its salary list. The company also has an equity chart that anyone can read, and a revenue dashboard that you can use to track its performance. Read More
We pulled together all 153 unicorns currently listed on the Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard and then matched them up with data provided by Glassdoor to give you the top 20 highest paying startup unicorns for software engineering jobs.
In our previous report, we revealed cloud-based big data company Cloudera paid the best overall. Dropbox now takes the top spot when narrowing it down to… Read More
We’re hearing from sources that GitHub CFO Vlado Herman, who joined in December 2012, is no longer at the company. Herman was a high-profile hire at the time — and prior to GitHub, he was the CFO of Yelp.We’re also hearing that David McJannet, VP of marketing at GitHub, has also left the company. (His LinkedIn profile shows that he left in September.) Herman had been at… Read More
Consumer watchdog groups announced today they’ve filed additional complaints with the FTC over the advertising content in the YouTube Kids application, this time focused on how the app allows food and drink advertisers to violate their self-regulatory pledges they made as members of the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI), a program whose aim is to shift… Read More
What Stripe did for easy payments, Robinhood is doing for free stock trading. This week the brokerage startup launched its platform so developer can bake its zero-commission stock trading into their products. Stop for a second and think about how big a deal this is. Before now, there were two types of stock apps. Ones that actually let you make trades but charged you a fee of around $7,… Read More
When Pelin Kenez and her co-founders were at their previous company, they were constantly moving files between designers and developers. That ended up producing a hassle, with developers having to basically manually pull in elements from the design file.
That’s where Zeplin comes in. It uses software to better move files between designers and engineers, and it said it has raised $1.2… Read More
We all know the tech industry has a diversity problem. The major tech companies have released their bleak workforce diversity numbers, and one year later most of them are unchanged. Obviously, this is not an easy problem to fix. A workforce of white males naturally develops unconscious bias, which then impacts everything else. It leads to a “brogrammer” culture, a hiring bias… Read More
It doesn’t matter how old they are. It doesn’t matter how many new phones come out. The iPhone lover in your life is going to upgrade their phone when Apple tells them that it’s time to. Hey, that’s cool. It doesn’t matter that there’s a lot of cool Android phones out there. This person loves everything about their iPhone, sleeps with it at night, busts it… Read More
Used properly, tech makes life better. It can help us in just about every way; it helps us remember the things we’ve done, the things we have to do, and the people we love. Buying tech gifts for grandparents can be tough, depending on how interested they are in technology in the first place. One of my grandmothers is using the same television she used in 1975, her cable box passing through… Read More